Category Archives: R – The western Erie; June 2015

The Tale of Mazel Tug

If you meet up with Ralph and Linda Azersky, you are in for a real treat. Ralph is a born leader and echoes the tenacity of Mazel Tug’s Jack Russell Terrier, Chewy, when it comes to following a mission to its … Continue reading

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Day 15 at Lock 24

The Wednesday morning dawn comes quietly. The water and wind are calm outside the boat and the soft light creeps across the town. It is day 15 of our weather days on the Erie Canal, trapped by high water to … Continue reading

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Still Waiting; Lock 24 Erie Canal

It is day 14 and raining. With any luck, it will not be a downpour, but our plan is to visit Herkimer, NY, home of Herkimer Diamonds. Actually, the mineral is technically quartz, but it is double terminated (meaning that … Continue reading

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Day 13 at Lock 24, Erie Canal

Here we are enjoying the days as we wait for the water to recede. All of our company is gone and we are working on boat chores and projects. Word is that this area of the canal will reopen on … Continue reading

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The Cadre of Captives

Twelve boats are tied to the municipal wall in Baldwinsville.  There is one couple from Ontario and several of the cruisers are New Yorkers stranded away from home.  There is at least one other looper, Mazel Tug.  Her captain, Ralph, was … Continue reading

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Baldwinsville, a week or so later…

Suzanne stayed onboard until Saturday, June 13.  We rented a car and visited wineries on Lake Cayuga, the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Central New York is an intriguing spot to visit, … Continue reading

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Brewerton to Baldwinsville

This morning’s sun burned off a minor fog and opened a bright blue sky. We left Brewerton, NY at 0730 and headed west on the Erie Canal with temperatures in the high 60s. It was a beautiful day for a … Continue reading

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